Strictly in fix row as fans claim HRVY was set up to fail with difficult Rumba

STRICTLY Come Dancing viewers have accused the show of 'stitching up' HRVY and pro partner Janette Manrara following their difficult Rumba routine.

The BBC reality series is facing yet another fix row after fans weren't happy with the singer's choice of dance during last night's semi-final.

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The Rumba is well-known for being a technically difficult dance to perform.

In fact, the tricky dance is rarely seen in the programme.

Following HRVY and Janette's performance yesterday, viewers took to Twitter to voice their annoyance.

One tweeted: "It was good but it’s a hard dance to give at this stage and no one else has had to do it? Felt like he was stitched up a bit."


Another said: "Wait so HRVY is the only one doing a rumba in the whole series but everyone got a nonsense street dance couples choice? Stop it, hardest dance by far, seems a bit unfair. Get rid of couples choice it's a by week at best. #strictly."

A third added: "Also thought @HRVY and @JManrara did a brilliant job with the rumba and were massively under marked! #strictly."

A fourth shared: "We loved it. But why only this couple given the rhumba? Such a hard dance and noone else has to do it! Unfair. Especially in the semi final. If he doesn't get to the final its a fix."

While others believed the musician had smashed the routine, saying: "Rumba is notoriously hard with the timing, I think HRVY did well with Janette's beautiful choreography, it was elegant & romantic."


A second agreed: "I thought it was magical, loved the bubble globe at the beginning. Janette, you look so beautiful, your dress is stunning. Good luck."

HRVY – real name Harvey Lee Cantwell – performed twice during Saturday's semi-final.

The singer, 21, and partner Janette received just 23 for their lacklustre Rumba, which put them right at the bottom of the leaderboard.

However, the pair redeemed themselves after receiving a perfect score with their peppy Charleston routine.

Earlier this month, HRVY's fellow contestant Maisie Smith was given the blessing of his mum after the Strictly rivals were romantically linked.

Nicky Cantwell, 53, told The Sun on Sunday: "Do I think there may be a chance of romance in the future? Maybe. We love Maisie and can see why they both get on well.

"The show might help him find love. It will be what it will be… but everybody loves a love story, don’t they?"

HRVY has previously called Maisie "very beautiful" and said they "will definitely go out for some food" after the show ends.

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